Sunday, December 23, 2007

For any sports tickets

The biggest roadblock to watching and enjoying a game live at the stadium, is getting tickets to the game. Atleast, that is how it is when it comes to watching cricket matches in India. And often the tickets that can be booked through the Internet are the more expensive ones.

However, here is a website that connects ticket sellers and buyers by providing a platform where people with tickets can sell them and those who need those tickets can buy them online. So if you are looking for tickets for a cricket match that you very very badly want to watch just head over to viagogo and check if tickets are available for that match. The site is neatly made and you will have no problems is searching for what you want. And of course they also provide you with a guarantee that the tickets you have bought through their website will be sent over to you in time for the match.

You could also check out viagogo out of you are in need of some Golf Tickets, Formula 1 Tickets or Tennis Tickets or many other sports. Plus, they also provide tickets for concerts and theatre too. I think you need to bookmark this site now!


Monday, December 17, 2007

BCCI's disgusting double standards

The folks at the Board of Control for Cricket in India have done it again. Once again, for the hundredth time, they have shown us exactly why the whole nation loathes the establishment, its members and the way it functions.

The board had ruled against the selectors making overseas trips with the Indian team. They said it was just a needless exercise(and rightly so) and that the selectors would be making better use of their time if they followed domestic matches at home and spotted some fresh talent.

That's fine. But take a look at the other side.

What is inexplicable, though, is the Board's decision to send one member of every one of its 27 member-associations on an all expenses paid junket to Australia during the Indian team's tour of Australia just begun.

"They will be going there as delegates," Board secretary Niranjan Shah said, when asked why; he did not however clarify what they would be "delegates" to, or since when cricket matches included "delegates".

"We will send a group of around 7 or 8 officials every week by rotation so that everyone will get a chance to visit Australia," Shah said.

So that apparently is the point -- keep selectors, who by some stretch of the imagination could be said to have some useful role to play, at home, but send officials, who have nothing whatsoever to do, no official duty to perform, on what is essentially a joy ride.

So typical of the BCCI, ain't it? The above piece goes on to suggest a possible reason for such double standards:
The only logical explanation is that selectors do not vote in Board elections, but associations do; therefore, anything to keep associations happy, no matter how much money is spent in the process, is a good thing as far as the Board is concerned.
Haha :-). So damn true! What a shameless bunch of power hungry, bird-brained politicians!


Saturday, December 15, 2007

Kumble, the sledger!!

Been quite a while since I have blogged. Apologies for that. Work is keeping me pretty busy. But this incident got me blogging!

Who would imagine sledging from Kumble! Yes, he is a really aggressive cicketer and expects everyone to be at their best. And he gets totally annoyed when someone makes a half-hearted effort in the field off his bowling. But sledging?!!

Hes the last person I expected something like that from. And it was done well too..for it worked.

Way ta go, Anil!!

By the way, Dravid looked like he is getting among some runs in the last India-Pakistan test match at Bangalore. And even Kaarthick is doing pretty well. It is going to be an intriguing India-Australia battle down under. Can't wait for the test series to begin!